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Vancouver Thunderbirds won the Distance Medley Relay at the 2021 BC Endurance Challenge.
The meet took place at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and. 25.
The four athletes finished in the time of 11:46.64. The previous national record was 12:17.12. The record was set in Windsor, Ontario in 2009 by the team of Melissa Bishop-Nriagu, Christiane Lela, Julia Tousaw, and Tiffany Locke. Bishop-Nriagu is the Canadian record holder in the 800m event with her 1:57.01 personal best. She is a three-time Olympian and is competing in Tokyo.
The other two teammates on Sunday were Honor Walmsley and Tamara Harris. Finishing in second place was the Prairie Inn Harriers Racing Team. They clocked a 12:05.42 performance which is a pending U23 national record. Finishing in third place was the second Vancouver Thunderbirds team in the time of 12:46.06. The open record of 12:17.12 also happened to be the national U23 record. It was Alexi Dow, Clara Chudley, Ella Ballard, and Angelina Shandro who earned the U23 record for the Harriers.